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Robert W. Sellen Scholarship

Awarded to a qualified freshman, sophomore or rising junior with a declared major in history and with an overall grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship is in the amount of $500, renewable for a second year. Awarded for the first time in spring 1999, this scholarship was established to honor the late Professor Robert Sellen, who inspired a generation of students with enthusiasm for the study of history.

Application Information

Applicants should submit a statement of approximately 500 words, explaining their interest in history or why they have chosen to major in history. A cover page to the application should include the applicant’s name, GSU Panther ID number, and an e-mail address. Either on the cover page or in the personal statement, the applicant should include the names of one or two instructors in history who are familiar with her or his work.

Applications and personal statements for the 2012-2013 academic year must be submitted to Dr. Mohammed Hassen Ali, Chair of the Undergraduate Awards and Prizes subcommittee by Monday, March 5, 2012. Submissions can be made in person (34 Peachtree, Suite 2050) or via e-mail (

Award Recipients

2011-2012 Casey L. Kinney (pictured)
2010-2011 Andrew S. Dirks
2009-2010 Victoria L. Conner
2008-2009 Amy Rocamora
2007-2008 Daniel Horowitz
2006-2007 Athena M. Smith
2005-2006 Matthew Bailey and Christina Chiknas
2004-2005 Matthew Bailey
2003-2004 Margaret E. McClatchey
2002-2003 Laura K. Rugerio
2001-2002 Seneca Crouch
2000-2001 Rebecca Davis
1999-2000 Peter Joseph McDade
1998-1999 Sarah Elizabeth Van